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November 3rd Tweetathon and supporting Shenmue 500K
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:10:00 PM »

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took part in yesterday's #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon!

The monthly event reminds Sega of its responsibility to make the original chapters of the series available in time for Shenmue III. Still only released on the Dreamcast, a console that's been out of production for over 15 years, Shenmue played a pivotal role in the evolution of video games as we know them today, and deserves a place on modern hardware for new players to enjoy before they embark on Ys Net's long awaited sequel.

The combined efforts of fans around the world in a coherent, measured application of the Four Wude helped enable the resurrection of this important franchise, but there is work yet to be done. So kudos to everyone who pulled together yesterday and every month on the 3rd, continuing the organized movement towards restoring the saga from its roots to its leaves, blossoming for generations to come.

The Tweetathon also provided a platform to address an issue more internal to the fan base. An array of Shenmue community outlets took the opportunity to express solidarity with Shenmue 500K, a Facebook group that recently interviewed Yu Suzuki at Gamescom and for years has had to deal with numerous fake accounts and pages sewing deliberate confusion amongst well-meaning fans. In response to increased absurdity from the imposters, including personal threats to group staff and recorded hacking attempts on the real website ( and Twitter account (@shen500k), a united front was presented by the following outlets:

Phantom River Stone

Shenmue AM2 Podcast

Shenmue Dojo

Shenmue Forever

Shenmue Lounge

Shenmue Master

Team Yu

With this universal recognition from so many established corners of the fan community, as well as the hyperlinked button on every page of Shenmue III's official website (, there is no room for doubt over which facilities labelled "Shenmue 500K" are legitimate and which are not.

If you'd like to join the group itself and take part in ongoing Shenmue discussion, hop over to

Thanks once again to everyone who participated in Friday's event, and we look forward to seeing you next time on December 3rd (always the 3rd!), when many eyes will be on Sony's PlayStation Experience in California - arguably the last chance for those rumors swearing upon a 2017 release for Shenmue HD to come true...